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Berkeley County resumes spraying for mosquitoes

BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Berkeley County officials say crews are resuming spraying to control adult mosquitoes in the county.

According to officials, the warmer temperatures combined with the recent rains have led to an increase in mosquito populations.

A press release states Berkeley County Mosquito Abatement personnel have been inspecting and treating mosquito breeding sites for several months and have now commenced adult mosquito control spraying. 

County officials say they strongly encourage all horse owners to contact their veterinarian and have their horses vaccinated against Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). 

"Likewise, pet owners should take the simple steps to protect their dogs and cats from heartworms," a press release stated."Beekeepers, cricket farmers, and all others with questions or concerns regarding mosquito pesticide applications should contact our office."

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